of products. You also don’t want to have to hire anybody. Hey, you need to keep all the money you’ll earn, don’t you? And by taking the home-based approach, you won’t have to pay extra money to lease space or rent a place from which you’ll run your home-based business (you’re already paying something to live where you are, right?). Running the business from home also means no commuting costs or commuting time (unless you call the 30-second walk from your bedroom to your basement a serious commute).
LEVERAGE THE INTERNET
Finally, if you’re a person who is Web savvy, I’d encourage you by all means to harness the power of the Internet to make money in any way possibleâ€“any way that’s legal and moral, of course. For instance, maybe you’re a good writer. Scores of corporations and organizations out there need writers to, well, writeâ€“all kinds of stuff: pamphlets, brochures, company newsletters, employment manuals, etc.
You can offer to do desktop publishing services if you have a penchant for that. Perhaps you speak another language: think about selling online language instruction. With the World Wide Web as your gateway, your customer base is almost unlimited. Clients can be in any part of the worldâ€“as long as they’re willing to hire you and pay up in a timely manner.
If you follow these guidelines and are willing to think creatively about how you can pad your current incomeâ€“without killing yourself in the processâ€“you can slash your debts by leaps and bounds and become financially fit much, much faster.
THE SMALL-OFFICE HOME-OFFICE SOLUTION
Speaking of goods and services, now may be the time to consider doing something that so many Americans are angling to do: start their own business. And if millions of entrepreneurs across the country are correct, one of the best ways to launch a business is right out of your own home (or apartment â€¦ or garage).
From Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom by Lynnette Khalfani (Advantage World Press). Â© 2004 Lynnette Khalfani. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. For more information, contact www.themoneycoach.net.